Friday, August 5, 2016

Thoughts - August 5, 2016

"Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away." -
Barbara De Angelis

I would change this to read Women, men, and children....and especially those of us who have a bit of the introvert in us. Last evening when my friendLeslie and I were walking her two dogs, we discussed the merits of solitude. For me, with two public jobs, the time alone is not simply for self-reflection and prayer, though I relish those moments. It is also a time for me to be silly and ageless. I really do twirl my baton and listen to "old" rock and roll as loud as I want. Or blues or jazz or Irish jigs or tear-inducing Scottish ballads. I read whatever I darn well please. I eat chocolate Nips or chewy skittles or let peach juice run down my chin. I wear the comfy clothes that should be in the rag drawer. And so forth.... I imagine (or would hope!) we all do this? - Beth Almond Ford

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